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Posted On July 23, 2021 – Updated 23 July, 2021 5:03pm Malta is to donate 20,000 Covid Rapid Antigen Test kits to Tunisia. This was announced by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs. A statement explained the donation is made because Tunisia has been hit by the Delta Variant which is being regarded as being the main cause of spreading the pandemic throughout North Africa.     See original Article on www.tvm.com.mt

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Posted On July 23, 2021 – Updated 23 July, 2021 4:54pm A security camera caught the fearful moment when a minibus in Capri plunged over the cliff edge and downward. Yesterday’s incident caused 23 persons to be injured while the minibus driver died. It was reported the driver had suffered a heart attack and lost control of the minibus. The video shows the minibus crashing into barriers and then plunging downward where it ended up on a lido. Also see: Tah attakk tal-qalb u tilef il-kontroll – ix-xufier tal-minibus li waqa’ f’Capri kien se jsir missier See original Article on…

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Posted On July 23, 2021 – Updated 23 July, 2021 4:24pm A 42-year-old man from Żurrieq is being accused of having sexually abused a granddaughter aged nine years old. The man, whose name cannot be published by Court Order, has denied that on three occasions he carried out sexual acts on a minor whom it was his duty to protect. Magistrate Caroline Farrugia Frendo, heard his Defence Counsel’s plea for bail after the girl’s grandmother, who is the wife of the accused, testified she had never witnessed being afraid of him over the last two years. However, the Prosecution maintained…

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Posted On July 23, 2021 – Updated 23 July, 2021 3:05pm With effect from 6 August, the Green certificate for access to many places in Italy, including restaurants and indoor bars, cinemas, gyms, museums, and public events, will be mandatory. This certificate is already mandatory for access to homes for the elderly and for civil or religious ceremonies. This national certificate is obtainable after one will have received at least a first dose or after a negative test in the preceding two days. or if a person will have recovered from Covid for six months. And for a European travel…

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Posted On July 23, 2021 – Updated 23 July, 2021 2:24pm Report: Massimo Axisa The scheme to arrange and repair common areas of social accommodation buildings is now in its fifth year. Social Accommodation Minister Roderick Galdes told a media conference that the scheme is being extended to another 16 localities through an investment of 600,000 euro. “We have today announced another 16 localities, and 16 Local Councils will benefit from funds to assist citizens living in these social housing areas to repair common parts and maintain them in a good state,” Minister Galdes stated. The Minister added that some…

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Posted On July 23, 2021 – Updated 23 July, 2021 2:07pm Report: Adrian Spiteri Parliamentary Secretary for Construction Chris Agius has declared that anyone working in property sales has to notify the Real Estate Board by mid-September in order to obtain a licence which will be mandatory from the beginning of next year for anyone working in this sector. With effect from next year brokers and property agents will need a licence to operate in this sector. This emerges from a law that came into effect last year, and which lays down that anyone working in the property sales sector…

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Posted On July 23, 2021 – Updated 23 July, 2021 12:25pm A 19-year-old youth has admitted in Court to threatening or assaulting a nurse when the latter was carrying out his duties. Sudanese national Abdalla Yahya, who resides at the Ħal Far open centre, was also charged with damaging a Mater Dei Hospital ambulance, disturbing the peace and being drunk. The case goes back to 20 July. The Court, Magistrate Doreen Clarke presiding, took into consideration the nature of the crimes, as well as the fact that the accused had cooperated with the Police, had filed an early guilty plea,…

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Posted On July 23, 2021 – Updated 23 July, 2021 11:15am The Chamber of Commerce is calling on health authorities to reconsider quarantine measures. In a statement the Chamber said vaccinated people who are secondary contacts of Covid-19-positive people should not have to be placed in a 14-day quarantine. Over 81% of the adult population is vaccinated, and scientific evidence shows that fully vaccinated people are less likely to carry the infection asymptomatically or to spread the virus The Chamber added that employers were suffering the consequences of these measures which were reducing the productive capacity of businesses. See original…

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Birżebbuġa primary school to provide private counselling service along with other schools Posted On July 23, 2021 – Updated 23 July, 2021 10:54am The Malta Trust Foundation has announced that it is extending the Blossom project, which provides permanent school counseling service at Birżebbuġa primary school. This is done through funding from Malta Freeport Terminals and Malta Freeport Corporation. A statement issued by Freeport said that the school of Birżebbuġa will be joined by the primary school of San Pawl il-Baħar, the primary school of Qawra and the middle school of Naxxar, which already have this privately funded counseling service.…

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Posted On July 23, 2021 – Updated 23 July, 2021 10:43am Scientists now believe that a longer period between the first and second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech increases the effectiveness of the vaccine against Covid-19. A study in the UK found that if there is a lapse of eight weeks between the two doses, the body produces more antibodies to fight the infection. The study, which was commissioned by the Government, supports the UK’s decision to extend the period between the first and second dose. While the company was recommending a three-week period, the UK extended this time to twelve weeks.…

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